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Trainer: Simon Watts

Location: Online

Workshop description: This session will compare and contrast the aims, data collection preferences, analytic style, limitations and appropriate usage of four different qualitative methods - grounded theory, thematic analysis, interpretative phenomenological analysis and narrative analysis – in order to identify the types of research questions to which each method is best suited. The possibility of conducting by-person or case analyses using qualitative data will also be considered.

This workshop is part of the UEA Online Training Series, and is being repeated exclusively for Sussex PhD researchers due to high demand.

Technical details: In order to attend the online training you will need to download the appropriate virtual classroom software, provided by Electa-Live. This can be accessed direct from the Electa website at: []. Please do this as soon as possible and do not wait until the day of the session. The software can be downloaded to a PC, laptop, tablet, or even a smart phone. Remember, however, that downloading to a work computer may require administrative permissions to be granted. For this reason, the use of a personal computer may be advisable.

Book a place below and the link to join the session online will be sent to your Sussex or BSMS email address one day before the event.